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AMagical and Friendly Nightlight Receive Award in Accelerated Technologies, Inc.'s Waterclear 2001 Prototype Design Award Contest

(November 29, 2001)
The project presented by Lunar Design, San Francisco, California, has been selected as the Grand Winner in Accelerated Technologies, Inc.'s WaterClear 2001 Prototype Design Award competition. Joel Jacobs of Lunar Design was awarded the Grand Prize at EuroMold.

Lunar Design's winning entry, entitled Lunar Firefly Project, features a product named Glimo, a nightlight designed as a friendly, magical, luminescent bug intended to appeal to children. The playful approach to this nightlight is meant to evoke feelings of fun and comfort. Using its suction-cup feet, Glimo can be attached to a window so that solar power energizes the nightlight.

One of the judging criteria for the designer submitted projects was the uniqueness and interest of the application of DSM Somos 10120 WaterClear resin. For Glimo the use of this material was important to the process of allowing the design to be presented and analyzed much more tangibly than with alternative materials. Glimo presents functionality that is explicitly based upon transmission and interaction with light, and it is essential to produce prototypes that are optically clear yet also durable enough for hands-on evaluation. Previous prototype solutions for similar design projects were produced in ABS, which is a time-consuming and expensive alternative.

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